Head over Heels (Cocteau Twins album)

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Head over Heels
Studio album by Cocteau Twins
Released 31 October 1983
Recorded 1983, Palladium Studios, Edinburgh
Genre Gothic rock, ethereal, post-punk
Length 37:01
Label 4AD - CAD313
Producer Cocteau Twins and John Fryer
Cocteau Twins chronology
Peppermint Pig
(1983)
Head over Heels
(1983)
Sunburst and Snowblind
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Martin C. Strong (8/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars 1992[3]
Spin (6/10)[3]

Head over Heels is the second album by Scottish rock band Cocteau Twins. The album was released in October 1983, and was their first album as a duo.

The original United Kingdom and Canadian cassette and CD and the Brazilian CD versions of Head over Heels included the EP Sunburst and Snowblind. The 2003 CD, remastered by Robin Guthrie, does not include the EP.

Head over Heels received a #7 placing in Sounds magazine's End of Year List for 1983[4] and in 2003 the album was named one of the most eccentric British albums of all time by Mojo magazine.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie.

  1. "When Mama Was Moth" – 3:06
  2. "Five Ten Fiftyfold" – 4:59
  3. "Sugar Hiccup" – 3:42
  4. "In Our Angelhood" – 2:59
  5. "Glass Candle Grenades" – 2:44
  6. "In the Gold Dust Rush" – 3:41
  7. "The Tinderbox (Of a Heart)" – 4:57
  8. "Multifoiled" – 2:36
  9. "My Love Paramour" – 3:39
  10. "Musette and Drums" – 4:39
Alternative cover, original/reissue

Credits[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Jon Turner – Engineer
  • 23 Envelope – Artwork, Art Direction, Design
  • "Ally" is thanked for saxophone on "Five Ten Fiftyfold".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Head Over Heels - Cocteau Twins". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  2. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 222. 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels". Acclaimed Music. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sounds End Of Year Lists". Rock List Music. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 UK Eccentric Albums". Music List NL. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 

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